The hip-hinge movement is essential to our daily life, as much as it is essential to our Olympic athletes.
Have you ever picked up a toy, child, bag of groceries, or box, and WHAM! Your back goes out?
Have you ever wanted to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
Just kidding, but have you wondered where the power of those Olympic athletes came from?
It is the combination of strong-sexy legs, strong-sexy hips (glutes or butt), and a strong-sexy core (meaning both back and front torso), that combines to create MORE HORSEPOWER AND MORE COMPLIMENTS.
It is a myth that only ladies are looking to supercharge their rears to increase metabolism (think lose more body fat), and increase the amount of second-glances they get—it works for men as well.
The Hip or Glute-Bridge, coupled with the plank, foundational for A BETTER BACK END.
Think tall spine out the top of your head (This helps set the stage for a stronger core). Pretend someone is pulling a string that is attached to the top of your spine out the top of your head, without raising your nose in the air. Your eyes should be looking at the tops of your fingertips in the plank, and at the ceiling in the glute-bridge.
Think shoulders wide. Try to bring your shoulders down toward your hip sockets, and then squeeze a golf ball between your shoulder blades. Now you got some wide shoulders!
Engage (or flex) your leg muscles, butt muscles, and ab muscles. They should be firm to the touch.
Feet are driving down through the floor evenly and mirroring each other. And snap! The job’s a game!
You are well on your way to building a solid foundation in the front and the BACK!
You will be leaping tall buildings, running down shoplifters, and lifting cars off babies in no time!!
But seriously, if you don’t get more HORSEPOWER and COMPLIMENTS you’re doing it wrong. Graduating to Part 2, might help as well (but don’t move ahead until you mastered the basics, nobody wants a body that is built like a house of cards…).
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